Samurai Kids 1: White Crane

By Sandy Fussell
Illustrated by Rhian Nest James

Can a one-legged boy train to become a great samurai warrior?

Niya Moto is the only one-legged Samurai kid in Japan, famous for falling flat on his face in the dirt. None of the samurai schools will teach Niya, until a letter of offer arrives from the legendary samurai warrior Ki-Yaga, sensei of the Cockroach Ryu. Niya joins the four other students of the Cockroach Ryu, all with barriers of some sort, and as they learn traditional samurai skills they become firm friends. But their skills will be tested as they make the treacherous journey to the annual Samurai Games and face their mighty opponents, the Dragon Ryu. Will they be able to overcome their gravest fears in time?

  • The first installment in an exciting new series with more adventures to come!
  • An historically accurate depiction of feudal Japan
  • A unique celebration of difference, friendship and loyalty

About the author

In addition to the bestselling Samurai Kids books, Sandy has is the author of another unique historical fiction novel, Polar Boy. She currently lives south of Sydney where she works in IT. For more information about the author and the samurai kids, please visit her website

About the illustrator

Rhian Nest James started working as a freelance illustrator in 1987 and has since illustrated over 60 children’s books. Rhian moved to Sydney, Australia from her native Wales in 2002.

ISBN: 9781921150203
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2008
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 256pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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